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Special Agent to discuss terrorism at URI Forensic Seminar, Oct. 6

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862

KINGSTON. R.I. -- September 25, 2006 -- Special Agent Jeffrey Norwitz of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service will speak at the next session of the University of Rhode Island’s Forensic Science Seminar on Friday, Oct. 6.

The discussion, titled “Terrorism: Is this the 3rd World War,” is free and open to the public and will take place on the Kingston campus in room 124 of Pastore Hall from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Norwitz has served with the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service for 22 years. He has also previously served as a member of the Army Military Police Corps specializing in security of nuclear weapons.

He holds a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College in Rhode Island, where he also graduated from the senior officer course. He now serves as a professor of national security and counterintelligence at the college where he offers the only counterterrorism course available at the institute.

Norwitz was awarded the Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service medal in 1994 for his part in the highly classified intelligence effort effecting national security. He also received a medal in 1998 for his work during Operation Desert Fox.